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Corporation law

Author: James D Cox; Thomas Lee Hazen
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : American Bar Association, General Pratice, Solo & Small Firm Division, ©2012.
Series: Corporate counsel guides.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James D Cox; Thomas Lee Hazen
ISBN: 9781614385509 1614385505
OCLC Number: 796355137
Description: xxiii, 655 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Forms of business association : definitions and distinctions --
The evolution of corporations in England and America --
The incorporation process --
The scope of the authorized business and duties to other constituencies --
The promotion of the corporation --
Defective formation of corporations and revival of existence --
The separate corporate entity : privilege and its limitations; piercing the corporate veil --
Powers of officers and agents; torts and criminal liability of corporations; criminal liability of officers and directors --
Functions and powers of directors --
Directors' and officers' duties of care and loyalty --
Fiduciary duties for executive compensation, corporate opportunities, and controlling stockholders --
Obligations arising out of transactions in shares --
Rights and powers of shareholders: inspection rights, voting, and proxies --
Closely held entities --
The derivative suit --
Issuance of shares --
Liability for watered, bonus, and underpaid shares --
Capital structure, preferences, and classes of securities --
Accounting statements and dividend law --
Dividend distributions: rights, restrictions, and liabilities --
Repurchases, redemptions and the reduction of capital --
Corporate combinations --
Equitable limits on acquisitions and defensive maneuvers --
Federal and state takeover laws --
Amendments to the corporate charter --
Voluntary dissolution, administrative dissolution, and winding up --
Investor protection: state and federal securities regulation.
Series Title: Corporate counsel guides.
Responsibility: James D. Cox and Thomas Lee Hazen.

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